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I am a shade tree mechanic who has maintained and modified many cycles over the years for friends of mine and myself. The bike in question is a 08 gl1800 with the premium audio package. My question is, is there a module or adapter on the market that I can run a V1 radar detector into to mute the speakers and allow the detector to go though the speakers when activated. I am fully aware of the other products on the market for Headphone/intercom use, as well as products like the screamer and heads up indicators which will not work in this application due to certain handicaps my friend has. So please no comments about my friends riding without a helmet or using a radar detector because that does not help me one iota.
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If the V1 has an audio output jack, then the answer might be yes.

Kennedy Technologies has several devices that "could" work. They make a device called a "SingleSet" that is designed to work through the bikes intercom system. If you're friend rides without a helmet though, this probably isn't the solution you're looking for since the Intercom system on the GL1800 cannot switch to the external speakers.

The other device they have is called an "AuxSet2." If the bikes audio system is switched to AUX and you're listening to an MP3 player or satellite radio (XM/Sirius), when the V1 "alerts," the device playing on the AUX input will be muted and you will hear the V1. If you listen to any other input source (AM/FM/CD/WB), this option will not work.

You can read about the SingleSet and AuxSet2 here: http://www.cellset.com/Motorcycleitems.html

If one of these devices will work for you, contact Jon at GoldwingGadgets.com and he'll get you the device you need and the correct wiring harness so the system is "Plug-N-Play."
 

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not sure about the valentine, but i have a 07 Wing, take the connection in the left fairing pocket, connect with a GLI (ground loop isolator)about $29 at Escortradar.com and plug into the radar detector, and works with my Escortradar detector S2 which is battery powered, works with am/fm(will come over the speakers and on AUX(in case you aren't listening to stereo, will be VERY!! loud, hope this works for you. easy peasy!!
 

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not sure about the valentine, but i have a 07 Wing, take the connection in the left fairing pocket, connect with a GLI (ground loop isolator)about $29 at Escortradar.com and plug into the radar detector, and works with my Escortradar detector S2 which is battery powered, works with am/fm(will come over the speakers and on AUX(in case you aren't listening to stereo, will be VERY!! loud, hope this works for you. easy peasy!!
The poster posed this question:

My question is, is there a module or adapter on the market that I can run a V1 radar detector into to mute the speakers and allow the detector to go though the speakers when activated.

The solution you posed will NOT accomplish what is being asked. If you simply plug the decector into the AUX, if any other input is selected (AM/FM/CD/WB), you will NOT hear the alert from the detector through the bikes speaker system because you cannot select one of those inputs AND the AUX input at the same time.

If the AUX input is selected and the user is not listening to anything, then fine, but the poster is asking if there is a device that will "mute" whatever is playing so the detector can be heard.

Before making suggestions like this, try to understand what is being asked. Simply plugging the detector into the AUX input won't accomplish what he is trying to do. :roll:
 

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The poster posed this question:

My question is, is there a module or adapter on the market that I can run a V1 radar detector into to mute the speakers and allow the detector to go though the speakers when activated.

The solution you posed will NOT accomplish what is being asked. If you simply plug the decector into the AUX, if any other input is selected (AM/FM/CD/WB), you will NOT hear the alert from the detector through the bikes speaker system because you cannot select one of those inputs AND the AUX input at the same time.

If the AUX input is selected and the user is not listening to anything, then fine, but the poster is asking if there is a device that will "mute" whatever is playing so the detector can be heard.

Before making suggestions like this, try to understand what is being asked. Simply plugging the detector into the AUX input won't accomplish what he is trying to do. :roll:
before making a suggestion like this to me, try doing a search on radar to intercom, go down about 12 and read ' radar to intercom' and read what racklefratz has to say, it does work at least on the escort S2 as i said, and you don't have to attact me, just trying to help dude.
 

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before making a suggestion like this to me, try doing a search on radar to intercom, go down about 12 and read ' radar to intercom' and read what racklefratz has to say, it does work at least on the escort S2 as i said, and you don't have to attact me, just trying to help dude.
No attack! None at all.

If you understand how the bike audio system works, there is no way to get an alert through the on-board speaker system from a radar detector if the AM/FM radio or a CD is playing or you're listening to the weather band. Not possible. One of those inputs AND the AUX cannot be selected together.

Now, if you have the AUX selected and NOTHING else is playing (MP3 or XM radio), then if the RD (Radar Detector) goes off, you'll hear it and you can crank the volume up as high as it will go. But, in order for one of those sources to mute and let the RD come through, you have to have some sort of device that tell the "radio" to be quiet and let the RD come through.

I original poster wants something that will mute whatever is playing on the speakers and let the RD come through. The posters friend doesn't wear a helmet. Therefore, the only option is to play it through the AUX input. With the AUX selected, the only music source available is something that can connect to the AUX plug in the right fairing pocket. And if, for example, an MP3 player is connected and playing music through the speakers, then that input is already in use and the only way to connect a RD in addition to the MP3 player is to use a Kennedy like device.

Sorry if you took my response as an attack. It was not meant to be. It's just your suggestion is incorrect.
 

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...and here is the post you're referring to:

http://www.gl1800riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187817

What is happening with your all's system is not normal. My guess is the GLI (Ground Loop Isolator) is being used as some sort of coil and emitting an RF signal into the radio.

And if you read further down into all the posts, others have tried his method and it DIDN'T work!

With that said, rackelfratz's method still does not address what the original poster wants to do with his V1 RD (not and escort) and have it MUTE the other source.
 

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+1 on what Bartman suggests. I just installed the Kennedy Tech equipment on my 08 Wing. Love it, works great!!! Oh, I am using a V1, along with a XM radio and Garmin GPS with voice prompts and a blackberry cell phone.
 

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+1 on what Bartman suggests. I just installed the Kennedy Tech equipment on my 08 Wing. Love it, works great!!! Oh, I am using a V1, along with a XM radio and Garmin GPS with voice prompts and a blackberry cell phone.
Well, that answers my question about the V1 having an audio out jack.

The Kennedy hookups with a RAM Mount for the radar detector and he should be good to go!

 

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Actually, the V1 does not have an audio output jack on the unit like the Escort does. Valentine uses a 'remote audio control' unit that provides that function.

(You can see the controller under the switch pod here)


This unit is connected to power and then the power is fed to the RD from the output jack on the back.

Kennedy makes an integrated power/audio cable that plugs into this module to make a complete plug and play solution.
 

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You can send the unit to Valentine and they will put an audio jack in the unit for you. Then you cna use the kennedy cell set line of equipment to accomplish what you are tying to do.
 

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Say the V1, speakers, AUX and radio all play nice with each other...Don't you still have to have the radio on <ALL THE TIME> for the speakers to work?
 

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Say the V1, speakers, AUX and radio all play nice with each other...Don't you still have to have the radio on <ALL THE TIME> for the speakers to work?
In case you didn't now it, the radio IS on all the time anyway. Next time you're out on your bike, try turning the radio off! You can turn the volume down, but you can't turn it off. ;)

With that said, everything we're talking about here has to do with the RD alerting through the AUX input. If you want "peace and quiet" and only want to hear the RD alert, then you just turn off whatever music source is also playing through the AUX (MP3 or XM).
 

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What?????

If you hold down the radio buton it turns off! on my wing it works that way.:yes1:
 

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If you hold down the radio buton it turns off! on my wing it works that way.:yes1:
+1 - RTFM

Saves my battery butt when working on something that needs the key turned on.

iPods are never "off" tho only "asleep"
 

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In case you didn't now it, the radio IS on all the time anyway. Next time you're out on your bike, try turning the radio off! You can turn the volume down, but you can't turn it off. ;)
Holding down the audio button turns the radio off. Pressing the audio quickly, switches between speakers and headphones.

You can have the CB or Intercom on without having the radio on. In order to listen to AM, FM, Aux or WB the radio has to be on.
 

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With that said, everything we're talking about here has to do with the RD alerting through the AUX input. If you want "peace and quiet" and only want to hear the RD alert, then you just turn off whatever music source is also playing through the AUX (MP3 or XM).
You can have more than two AUX imputs running at the same time on the Goldwing?
 

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"Premium Audio" bikes '06 and above have inputs for the GPS of the Nav models.

It sure would be nice for some enterprising retired guy with Nav to take the time to pull the shelter and get a set of logic levels on the pins for the GPS override. That way, a unit could be built that would mute the FM or Aux either one and use an input to the GPS voice input for the detector (or an external GPS) gated by a threshold on the input. Only useful for us with '06 and above and no Nav, though.

If done like most modern electronics, it just holds the override pin low to switch over, but that would not be the Honda way, would it? They probably use some kind of high speed data stream encoded in Japanese hex.
 

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I started off confused and am worse off now having read the discussion above! Just kidding, kinda... I do appreciate all your efforts to educate dunces like me. Batman told me in another thread I can't receive voice prompts (GPS) or V-1 alerts while the AM/FM radio is playing. Is there a workaround? I have the Kennedy setup on my '08 GL1800.

Thanks much.
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The 'workaround' is to connect the alert audio devices to the intercom system, which will mute the other audio sources until the alert is silenced again.

The Kennedy SingleSet (one device) or DualSet (two devices) kit will do this for you.
 
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